Forum Replies Created
May 22, 2009 at 8:53 am #407321May 22, 2009 at 8:48 am #410286
thank you tispsypixe and Huxter09 for a great laugh!!!!
it’s a tropical plant, learn the attributes and you can’t go wrong!May 22, 2009 at 8:42 am #411995
when you feel like it!
when it has just rained!
observe nature – does she wait for a chart to tell her when to sow!May 22, 2009 at 8:25 am #411879
you’re certainly chosen the right user name and avatar!
seed savers network will have much info re seed saving
also survivalists web sites is probably also a good try, there is one in oz, many in the USMay 22, 2009 at 8:18 am #411768
old defunct chest freezers or frigs thown on their backs if you have the space
the best!;)March 27, 2009 at 9:50 am #398779
yes the sky is the limit!
love your post!March 27, 2009 at 9:25 am #402473
if started in glass, look for bubbles in the sediment,
if not there?
ADD a few naturally dried sultanas/raisins, etc. NO OIL!
you can tell by the bloom on the fruit ie dry and silvery,
before laboratories, wine was made utilising the wild yeasts on the surface of the grape to ferment the sugars in the fruit, did they know that as we do know,
SO, adding a few naturally dried grapes will supply the yeast!
you will see the dried grapes rise to the surface due to gas in the fruit.
the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae or variants, etc.(much info found on the internet) is the culprit, feeds on the sugars and the waste products are carbon dioxide and alcohol!
as Bill Mollison states in his book Ferment and Human Nutrition, we have become slaves to the organism!
fermentation is an ancient craft, easy to reproduce without technology!
the key is to experiment!!!
AND beware of dogma.
if Africans can make miillet beer and kooris fermented native honey and solutions of nectar bearing flowers in water, the sky is the limit
;););)February 21, 2009 at 7:54 am #387493
well done chooken!
i too use this method, killing is killing!
slaughtering your own food is not a pleasant business
we can do it by proxy from the supermarket or take responsibilty for be a carnivore/omnovore!
the ethical question of factory farming will be challenged if we take responsibility for our own foodFebruary 21, 2009 at 7:17 am #396523
bottom leaves yellowing, lacking nitrogen, plants takes the elements they need from the lower leaves if not available from the growing medium
keep up the water and feed soluble fertilizer to the potting mix? and foliar feed eg, seaweed soln or other concentrated organic liquid fertilizers at prescribed dilutionFebruary 6, 2009 at 7:49 am #391166
a good deterrent, along with the crumpled newspaper trick is to sprinkle ashes over the top of the plant, check by torchlight that it is earwigs
ashes are great as a deterrent, experiment!February 6, 2009 at 7:36 am #392646
jams ok a layer of paraffin wax or for short term storage,wax paper if you can still get it
pickles ok, i use clip lock jars for onions and beetroot, zuccs and cues, after the first month, these jars are opened and closed till the contents are gone, so coffee jars can suffice
they are not suitable for pasteurization, which requires a vacuum seal!February 6, 2009 at 7:17 am #392245
and exceptionally good foundations to take the weight!!!
sawcement another way to go, labour intensive, but less problems with foundations
searching the net is the way to go
mt ben idea is good if you are handy,:D
factor in the cost for your proposal and barter for labour?January 31, 2009 at 6:47 am #270011
use the spent yeast for bread making, feed some flour to the yeast and watch it take off
let grow for a few days and use some for your next bread
you bread will be a barm bread,
your bread wil have a wonderful flavour, if not a bit hoppy
save some of the ferment for successions of breadmaking
if the smell of the ferment goes sour – toss it
research sourdough on the Internet to improve your knowledgeJanuary 31, 2009 at 6:12 am #389539
I have 6 Pekin Ducks, all female, they are constantly mounting one another!
fecundity is a word that is applicable to DUCKS!
hens can crow, it is mimicking, like some of the behaviour that is seen in other species – dominance behaviour? control? power?
if one is honest with oneself and observes human behaviour, similarities will be noticed!
we Homo sapiens – out of Africa – are the end result of 3.5 billion years of evolution
all life is kin – DNA – Carl SaganJanuary 31, 2009 at 4:08 am #390631
Phaseolus vulgarus – includes dwarf, climbing, french, snap, stringless, green and dry beans
some varieties better for eating green (or purple) some are best as dry beans; eg. ;)red kidney, mexican black, pinto(refried beans), borlotti, (soup) navy(baked beans),
red kidney can be eaten young like snap beans, they may be a little tougher than the snap variety or left till the seed matures and the pod starts to brown and dry out then the seeds shelled and stored for later use as a dry bean,
the beans etc at the local whole-food stores and even supermarkets can be used as seed source, a lot cheaper, check for useby date on packet